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“The lesson in ‘Playing God’ is that there is no such thing as leaving nature alone. People are part of Creation. We do not have the option of choosing not to be stewards of the land. We must master the art and science of good stewardship. Many environmentalists do not understand that the only way to preserve nature is to manage...
The state Legislature has approved $29.7 million in state bonding to help fund the Oregon Forest Science Complex at Oregon State University. The project aims to boost economic growth and create jobs while also supporting development of environmentally friendly wood construction, OSU officials said Wednesday. The bond money, which will be matched...
Mirroring what has become a worldwide trend, the Pacific Northwest forest products industry has not lived up to predictions for a 2015 “super-cycle”—a forecasted period of unprecedented growth in demand and prices for US lumber and logs resulting from high housing start projections (1.5 million annually), declining Canadian...

Guest Columns

The science supporting forest biomass energy is extensive, well-established and well understood. One hundred prominent...
Normally, discussion of forest road building tends to focus around avoiding soil disturbance and runoff that could...
Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially over the past year while other regions...
Like all forests, all wood supply chains are different. Some are longer and more complex than others, but one thing...
Are my wood costs too high? This is an age old question, often posed rhetorically. I am sure that all of us— from...

Industry News

NASF Encourages Congress to Continue Dialogue about Federal Forest Management and Wildfire Funding National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the steps taken by Rep. Bruce Westerman (...
The USDA has extended the comment period on the "revised" Hardwood Check-Off until September 7. NHLA encourages everyone to share their opinions on this matter. Comments can be submitted...
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, held a Northern Ontario Forest Industry...
 American Wood Council's (AWC) Michelle Kam-Biron begins her tenure as president of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) today, serving for the 2015-16 term....
Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX:CYT) today announced that due to operating issues that have been fully resolved, the Crofton mill has incurred production losses of approximately 8,600 tonnes of pulp...
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) recently expanded its partnership with the Salt River Project (SRP) to restore imperiled aspen forests on the Kaibab National Forest in Northern Arizona. A...

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Forest Photos

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Nothing about this beautiful setting suggests this was the scene of the 1966 Oxbow Fire, which burned about 42,000 acres of old growth timber in western Oregon. The fire was man caused and led to an important legal case in which the State of Oregon established its right to conduct thorough fire investigations on private timberland.